Accident Cessna 172M Skyhawk N64535, 07 Mar 2023
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 308986
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Panair Flying Club Inc
Registration: N64535
MSN: 17265291
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Everglades National Park, Miami, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Miami Executive Airport, FL (TMB/KTMB)
Destination airport:Miami Executive Airport, FL (TMB/KTMB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On March 7, 2023, about 1722 eastern standard time, a Cessna 172, N64535, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Miami, Florida. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The flight instructor said the engine began to make a “knocking” noise followed by a total loss of oil pressure. The engine then seized and the propeller “locked up.” The instructor said they were unable to return to the airport and made a forced landing in the Everglades National Park. The nose wheel of the airplane dug into the soft/wet terrain and slowly flipped over resulting in substantial damage to the lower fuselage/firewall. A portion of the nose landing gear also separated from the airframe.

The airplane was recovered and taken to a secure facility for further examination.




Revision history:

07-Mar-2023 22:33 Captain Adam Added
07-Mar-2023 22:44 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
08-Mar-2023 07:14 nhofmann54 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
08-Mar-2023 14:19 johnwg Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]
08-Mar-2023 16:17 Captain Adam Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2023 20:34 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2023 20:35 Captain Adam Updated [[Time, Location, Source, Narrative]]

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